Senior Sebastian Fanselow wins the ITA/Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award on the eve of the NCAA Singles & Doubles Championship.
Sebastian Fanselow honored as the ITA National Player to Watch in a luncheon earlier this afternoon in Athens, Ga.
Waves close 2012 campaign with a 27-7 record, and as a final four team at the NCAA Championship.
Waves open finals rounds of the NCAA Championship with a rematch against the Golden Hurricane.
Pepperdine advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, and will face Tulsa on May 18 in Athens, Ga.
CAREER: In four seasons, has posted a singles record of 38-35 overall and 23-22 in duals, and a doubles record of 90-49 overall and 66-38 in duals.
PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Went 24-4 in duals with doubles partner David Sofaer ... That mark ranks second for number of wins in a single season in the Pepperdine record book, and tied for 10th in overall winning percentage (.857) ... Went 28-5 overall with Sofaer ... Tallied a 19-11 overall singles record as a senior, including 12-8 in dual play ... In doubles, went 34-7 overall and 27-5 in duals ... With Sofaer, clinched the doubles point against a Georgia duo with a 9-7 victory in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament ... Played primarily from the No. 3 spot in the doubles lineup, where the pair went 22-4 ... Won 19 doubles matches in a row before suffering a loss in the NCAA Tournament semifinals ... All-WCC honorable mention in doubles ... Played from No. 3-6 in the singles lineup, primarily in the No. 5 spot ... Won the doubles draw at the Battle in the Bay Classic alongside Sofaer, in addition to reaching the finals of the singles bracket ... Duo ranked #8 in the final ITA Southwest Regional rankings ... Reached as high as #78 in the ITA national singles rankings ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Specialized in doubles and went 19-16 overall with a 9-11 mark in duals ... Went 11-4 in singles (5-1 in duals) ... Reached as high as #30 in the Campbell/ITA Collegiate Doubles Rankings along with partner Finn Tearney and ended the season listed at #44 ... Duo regionally ranked #7 ... Went 10-9 with Tearney, including 7-7 in duals (all from #1 spot in lineup) ... Named WCC Doubles Team of the Month for September along with Tearney and again in November with Alex Llompart as a partner ... Played from the #5 and #6 spots in the singles lineup and went 2-0 and 3-1, respectively.
PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Doubles specialist earned All-WCC second team honors in doubles as a sophomore ... Went 3-8 in singles (1-1 in duals) ... Posted a 21-16 record in doubles (14-12 in duals) ... Played primarily with Finn Tearney, and the duo went 16-8 overall, 12-6 in duals and 12-5 at the #2 position ... The pair ended the season with a nine-match winning streak and was named the WCC Doubles Team of the Month for April.
PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Posted a 5-12 overall record in singles as a freshman after enrolling in January ... Fared well in doubles, going 16-10 (all duals) ... Saw most of his doubles action with Mahmoud Kamel (6-4 at #2) or Alex Llompart (5-3 at #2 and 5-1 at #3).
AUSTRALIA: Graduated from Brisbane Boys College, located in Brisbane, Australia, in 2008 ... Was the U-19 Australian Schoolboys Champion and the U-19 Queensland Schoolboys Champion ... Became the first member of his school to win the U-19 national title ... Reached the top 150 in Australian men's rankings ... Coached by former Pepperdine All-American Anthony Ross.
PERSONAL: Born in
FAVORITES: Favorite hobbies are wakeboarding, fishing, snorkeling and going to the beach ... Favorite pro tennis player is Stanislas Wawrinka ... Favorite tennis venue is Melbourne Park ... Favorite book is Outliers ... Favorite movies are Law Abiding Citizen and Gladiator ... Favorite TV show is How I Met Your Mother ... Favorite musical artist is Jay-Z ... Favorite sports other than tennis are cricket and rugby.